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Michael Bay's Monster Squad remake is dead says Platinum Dunes

08.06.2014

With all those Platinum Dunes remakes going around these days, it was only a matter of time before one of them hit the bricks. For some reason they have been threatening a MONSTER SQUAD remake for a few years now; they had writers and a pre-existing story to make their job a whole lot easier. It wasn’t meant to be however; if you want to see a group of annoying kids take on Universal Monsters you’ll have to settle for the original.

In an interview with Collider, Platinum Dunes’ Brad Fuller and Andrew Form put a set the record straight about the project:

Andrew Form: The Monster Squad, we’re not developing anymore.
Brad Fuller: That’s dead.

Just like that, I love it. With all the talk of terrible remakes and sequels, it’s hard to keep track of what’s actually happening and what’s seems like a dare. This one was a bad idea; MONSTER SQUAD is one of Shane Black’s (IRON MAN 3, KISS KISS BANG BANG) first writing jobs and it was actually very well done. I’ve watched that movie a dozen times and still get a sense of nostalgia; a remake seemed a little off when Platnium Dunes got involved. Sure, remake it one day; just don’t make it to look like a music video.

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Source: Collider

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9:32AM on 08/07/2014

There is hope!

This is the best news EVER!
This is the best news EVER!
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8:52AM on 08/07/2014
There is justice.
There is justice.
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8:09AM on 08/07/2014
We'll get it eventually anyway with those shit-sounding Universal Monster crossovers, if the individual character reboots are successful.
We'll get it eventually anyway with those shit-sounding Universal Monster crossovers, if the individual character reboots are successful.
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5:52AM on 08/07/2014
GOOD! Imagine the Wolfmans' go nards scene but with a MB twist. It'd look like the Devestator scene in Transformers.
GOOD! Imagine the Wolfmans' go nards scene but with a MB twist. It'd look like the Devestator scene in Transformers.
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3:55AM on 08/07/2014
I said it on "AITH" and I'll say it here:
"Good. Because Platinum Dunes are fucking shit.
Anyone else has a 50/50 shot at making a strong enough case for a re-make, but not Platinum Dunes. Ever."
I said it on "AITH" and I'll say it here:
"Good. Because Platinum Dunes are fucking shit.
Anyone else has a 50/50 shot at making a strong enough case for a re-make, but not Platinum Dunes. Ever."
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2:45AM on 08/07/2014

maybe it's the boozr

Maybe it's the booze talking, but why is everyone being such pussy's? How does any of this fuck up your "childhood" or the movies that you "love"? Your childhood and your movies are still there on the shelf. I beg your pardon but if they remake Gremlins is that spoiling some of your past? I know we are all film buffs but some of you all should grow up and let shit like this slide instead of acting like a movie not being made saved this year from disaster.
Maybe it's the booze talking, but why is everyone being such pussy's? How does any of this fuck up your "childhood" or the movies that you "love"? Your childhood and your movies are still there on the shelf. I beg your pardon but if they remake Gremlins is that spoiling some of your past? I know we are all film buffs but some of you all should grow up and let shit like this slide instead of acting like a movie not being made saved this year from disaster.
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2:35AM on 08/07/2014

maybe it's the boozr

Maybe it's the booze talking, but why is everyone being such pussy's? How does any of this fuck up your "childhood" or the movies that you "love"? Your childhood and your movies are still there on the shelf. I beg your pardon but if they remake Gremlins is that spoiling some of your past? I know we are all film buffs but some of you all should grow up and let shit like this slide instead of acting like a movie not being made saved this year from disaster.
Maybe it's the booze talking, but why is everyone being such pussy's? How does any of this fuck up your "childhood" or the movies that you "love"? Your childhood and your movies are still there on the shelf. I beg your pardon but if they remake Gremlins is that spoiling some of your past? I know we are all film buffs but some of you all should grow up and let shit like this slide instead of acting like a movie not being made saved this year from disaster.
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2:16AM on 08/07/2014

THANK GOD

So he doesn't have to fuck up another movie i love so much. Bay should just go back to directing bad boys already, and start to make fun enjoyable action flicks. Shit I'll stand by and say the island was really good.
So he doesn't have to fuck up another movie i love so much. Bay should just go back to directing bad boys already, and start to make fun enjoyable action flicks. Shit I'll stand by and say the island was really good.
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10:09PM on 08/06/2014
It's always good news when a Michael Bay production is dead.
It's always good news when a Michael Bay production is dead.
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9:26PM on 08/06/2014
Wasn't fucking Rob Cohen attached to direct this?! This is like Christmas morning, Bay just got kicked in the nards!!! Faith in humanity loosely restored...
Wasn't fucking Rob Cohen attached to direct this?! This is like Christmas morning, Bay just got kicked in the nards!!! Faith in humanity loosely restored...
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9:20PM on 08/06/2014
That's good.
That's good.
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8:52PM on 08/06/2014

Eh...

I've never seen the original Monster Squad and have no idea if I'd have seen this one. I just came to say I don't really get the hate of Platinum Dunes. I'm looking forward to TMNT, I'm very fond of Friday the 13th, TCM:The Beginning. The Purge films are easy, mostly entertaining watches. I wasn't fully pleased with Nightmare on Elm Street but I DID like Haley as Krueger. I thought their first film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 03 was all kinds of good times in the horror genre. They've
I've never seen the original Monster Squad and have no idea if I'd have seen this one. I just came to say I don't really get the hate of Platinum Dunes. I'm looking forward to TMNT, I'm very fond of Friday the 13th, TCM:The Beginning. The Purge films are easy, mostly entertaining watches. I wasn't fully pleased with Nightmare on Elm Street but I DID like Haley as Krueger. I thought their first film, Texas Chainsaw Massacre from 03 was all kinds of good times in the horror genre. They've certainly missed some, Unborn (Goyer sucks), Hatcher and Amityville were forgettable, at best but every studio does.

NOT saying these are all great films, not at all, but I've had a good time at most of them and for awhile they were the only real name pushing any horror. I don't know, I dig them. I can get people not liking all their movies but the rabid hate baffles me.
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9:24PM on 08/06/2014
I wasn't aware the Purge movies were platinum, though I haven't seen them myself. To me, Platinum Dunes represents all of Bay's weaknesses and none of his very few strengths, except for cinematography. Cheers if you liked what you've seen from them, but to me, they're remaking movies without understanding what made them work (or even didn't work, I mean was the original Friday the 13th movies genuinely scary?) but they might them LOOK gritty or scary but it's all fluff...It might work for Ninja
I wasn't aware the Purge movies were platinum, though I haven't seen them myself. To me, Platinum Dunes represents all of Bay's weaknesses and none of his very few strengths, except for cinematography. Cheers if you liked what you've seen from them, but to me, they're remaking movies without understanding what made them work (or even didn't work, I mean was the original Friday the 13th movies genuinely scary?) but they might them LOOK gritty or scary but it's all fluff...It might work for Ninja Turtles, except the reviews suggest otherwise....
9:29PM on 08/06/2014
Plus, don't watch Monster Squad now, it's a classic but if you didn't see it when you were younger, it might be a lost cause...
Plus, don't watch Monster Squad now, it's a classic but if you didn't see it when you were younger, it might be a lost cause...
9:29PM on 08/06/2014
Well, the original few Fridays were meant to be scary and gory, they became campier as they went along. Now I understood people not liking Jason keeping someone alive, that was a bit weird, but the rest really felt like a high level Friday to me. Especially the opening with sack head Jason. They are certainly hit and miss, I just don't think they deserve all the hate they get. Some, sure, just feels overboard to me.
Well, the original few Fridays were meant to be scary and gory, they became campier as they went along. Now I understood people not liking Jason keeping someone alive, that was a bit weird, but the rest really felt like a high level Friday to me. Especially the opening with sack head Jason. They are certainly hit and miss, I just don't think they deserve all the hate they get. Some, sure, just feels overboard to me.
9:31PM on 08/06/2014
Ha, noted. But I am certainly a guy that can enjoy older films. May still dig it.
Ha, noted. But I am certainly a guy that can enjoy older films. May still dig it.
9:50PM on 08/06/2014
It's like showing someone Goonies that's never seen it and they're over 20, usually backfires...
It's like showing someone Goonies that's never seen it and they're over 20, usually backfires...
8:39PM on 08/06/2014
Awesome.
Awesome.
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8:34PM on 08/06/2014

Thank you sweet baby jesus

Thank god! I was getting tired of Fuller, Form, and Bay raping my childhood. I'd be happy to never see a platinum dunes produced remake/reboot of ANYTHING. And for pete's sake....If you gotta tinker with the classics, let someone who actually understands the mythology and respects it handle it. Not people who like to blow smoke up the fanboys' ass and cash in on some easy money.
Thank god! I was getting tired of Fuller, Form, and Bay raping my childhood. I'd be happy to never see a platinum dunes produced remake/reboot of ANYTHING. And for pete's sake....If you gotta tinker with the classics, let someone who actually understands the mythology and respects it handle it. Not people who like to blow smoke up the fanboys' ass and cash in on some easy money.
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9:30PM on 08/06/2014
Why don't they just remake shitty movies? Platinum Dunes presents Mac and Me....
Why don't they just remake shitty movies? Platinum Dunes presents Mac and Me....
4:56AM on 08/07/2014
Right! I'm all for reboots if it's a reboot for something that had potential but lacked execution. Platinum dunes is only good at making pretty glossy turds.
Right! I'm all for reboots if it's a reboot for something that had potential but lacked execution. Platinum dunes is only good at making pretty glossy turds.
8:15PM on 08/06/2014
Thank goodness. It would have been stuffed full of stupid, "contemporary" jokes and all the kids would've been complete douchebags. But I have to admit, for a terrible production company, Platinum Dunes has a very cool name.
Thank goodness. It would have been stuffed full of stupid, "contemporary" jokes and all the kids would've been complete douchebags. But I have to admit, for a terrible production company, Platinum Dunes has a very cool name.
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